Shop  |  Calendar  |  Join  |  Buy Tickets  |  Hamnet  |  Site Rental  |  Press Room  
About UsWhat's OnUse the CollectionDiscover ShakespeareTeach & LearnFolger InstituteSupport Us
The Collection

   Sign up for E-news!
   Printer Friendly



Tommaso Campeggi. De coelibatu sacerdotum non abrogando. Venice, 1554

This sixteenth-century tract concerning the celibacy of the clergy was given a most surprising twentieth-century update when its owner decided to decorate the binding with a renaissance lady shown fully dressed on the front cover and undressed on back cover. In a manuscript note, the owner explained that his intention was to show the priest tempted by dressed & undressed women.”

  You might also like ...

Our annual benefit for the collection

February 24, 2011
6:30 - 8:30pm

Bookmark and Share   
     Copyright & Policies   |   Sitemap   |   Contact Us   |   About This Site
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Get directions »

Federal Tax ID #04-2103542
PublicReading Room
10am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday8:45am to 4:45pm, Monday through Friday
12pm to 5pm, Sunday9am to noon and 1pm to 4:30pm, Saturday
Main: 202 544 4600
Box Office: 202 544 7077
Fax: 202 544 4623